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Jessie Foster
« on: December 23, 2007, 11:22:32 AM »
 
 December 23, 2007

Jessie remains mystery

By DANIEL MACISAAC, SUN MEDIA

 
 
Members of Jessie Foster's family say they're frustrated a woman who may have information on her disappearance seems to have slipped through the fingers of Canadian authorities.

Foster's mother Glendene Grant has been trying to speak to American Yvonne Hubrechtsen since her 23-year-old daughter went missing after being lured from Alberta to Las Vegas in May 2005, a suspected victim of a prostitution ring.

"This has haunted me," Grant said from her Kamloops, B.C., home. "Because when she first went down to Las Vegas in May 2005 I asked her, 'If anything happens to you or if you go missing, who can I call?' "

Grant says Foster, who lived in Calgary, gave her the number for Yvonne "Angel" Hubrechtsen - but that Grant never needed to use it until all communication with her daughter broke off in March the following year.

When Grant eventually tried the number, the woman who answered refused to co-operate - and she's never been able to talk to her.

So, Grant says it was both shocking and distressing to learn from media reports this week that Hubrechtsen had been in Vancouver until authorities arrested and deported her back to the States on Wednesday.

Vancouver police took Hubrechtsen into custody on a Canada Border Services warrant for having illegally entered the country by not revealing her criminal record.

Grant is convinced that Hubrechtsen, just 22-years-old herself, was part of the group of acquaintances that lured Jessie to Vegas with promises of a lavish lifestyle, and turned her into a sex slave.

Grant has received support from groups like the U.S.-based Anti-Trafficking League Against Slavery - and says she can only hope Foster is being held somewhere against her will and is, at least, still alive.

But she also complains of a lack of co-operation from Las Vegas police in solving Foster's disappearance - or in cracking down on the sex trade industry.

"It's just the girls who get arrested, who may or may not be doing it by choice," she said.

"They're not busting the pimps or the escort services - just the little girls."

Edmontonian Crystal Foster, 24, says she's taking her younger sister's disappearance particularly hard because it was two years ago on Christmas Day that she saw Foster for the last time - at the airport heading back to Vegas and the fate that awaited her there.

"I looked back over my shoulder and she was looking at me with an expression that didn't make sense to me at the time," Crystal recalled.

"I thought maybe she was thinking 'I'm gonna miss you guys,' but later I realized it was something deeper like a silent scream: 'Don't let me go!' "


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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2007, 02:10:14 PM »
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Mom of missing daughter wants to speak with deported woman Lena Sin, The Province Published: Friday, December 21, 2007

 A distressed Kamloops mom wants to hear from 22-year-old Yvonne Hubrechtsen -- one of the few people her daughter knew in Las Vegas before disappearing 21 months ago. Jessie Foster, a former Boston Pizza waitress in Kamloops, arrived in Las Vegas in May 2005. At the time, Hubrechtsen was one of the few friends her daughter talked about, according to mother Glendene Grant. Jessie even gave her mother Hubrechtsen's phone number in case of emergencies. But when Jessie vanished without a trace in Las Vegas in March 2006, Grant said she tried several times to reach Hubrechtsen to no avail. So it was surprising for Grant to hear that Hubrechtsen was in Vancouver this week, until authorities picked her up and deported her back to the U.S. on Wednesday. Grant believes her 23-year-old daughter has fallen into the hands of human-traffickers and forced into sex slavery. She says any information that Hubrechtsen may have about Jessie's life in Las Vegas could be helpful. "I'd like to get some information about what she knows about Jessie," says Grant. Hubrechtsen tried to enter B.C. on Dec. 12, but was refused entry. The next day, she entered at a different border crossing, according to Christopher Papp of the Canada Border Services Agency. Vancouver police spokesman Const. Tim Fanning says Hubrechtsen was pulled over in a black Hummer at Cambie and Robson on Sunday night. Police discovered she was wanted on a CBSA warrant and took her into custody. Hubrechtsen claimed she was in Vancouver to see family. But CBSA officials wanted her deported for failing to disclose her criminal background when gaining entry to B.C. The Immigration and Refugee Board has now ordered Hubrechtsen inadmissable for the next two years for misrepresenting herself. Hubrechtsen's criminal record includes three convictions of soliciting or engaging in prostitution in Las Vegas in 2004. She was also charged with two counts of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, but the charges were dropped. Grant says she doesn't know how Jessie befriended Hubrechtsen. However, the mother says Hubrechtsen introduced Jessie to Peter Todd, who became Jessie's boyfriend in Las Vegas and is believed to be the last person to have seen her. Jessie's case is being investigated by the North Las Vegas Police. It is also of interest to the Las Vegas-based Anti-Trafficking League Against Slavery. Terri Miller of ATLAS told The Province in June she suspects Foster was sold as a sex slave because the case has "many human-trafficking indicators." lsin@png.canwest.comm ? The Vancouver Province 2007 ======================================================================== This story was in the Vancouver Province Newspaper on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007. The reporter Lena Sin called me (Glendene Grant, mother of missing Jessie Foster) on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 and asked me if I had heard that Yvonne Hubrechtsen had been arrested in Vancouver, BC Canada (about a 3.5 hour drive from my home in Kamloops, BC) and deported back to the USA. I had not. We talked and she wrote this article. Yvonne Hubrechtsen is the person that Jessie first knew when she went to Las Vegas on May 13, 2005. She told me she was going to be staying with her friend Yvonne (AKA: Angel). I told Jessie that I did not want her staying in Las Vegas, in another country without me having someone to contact if anything should happen - such as her going missing (I have no idea why I said that, but I did and it haunts me, because it was not that I felt it was going to happen, I just wish I did) or me not being able to contact her. When Jessie did go missing, I called the number she had given me for Yvonne, but I never got an answer. After several tries, I call blocked my number and someone answered. The young woman on the other end told me I had the wrong number, but I did not believe it. I tried the number again, a while later, but instead of asking for Yvonne, I asked for Angel. I had the right number, but when she asked who I was, I hung up. I already had my answer. Yvonne, or someone, lied to me on the previous call. Something else about Yvonne Hubrechtsen...she told the police in Vancouver when she was arrested (a 22 year old driving a Hummer...what a red flag!) that she was in Canada to visit her family for Christmas. But I know something that they must not know. Yvonne Hubrechtsen is not Canadian. She is from California. I know this because Jessie told me this before she disappeared. Jessie told me that Yvonne's brother, Matthew was knifed to death on Dec. 23, 2004. He was murdered in the parking lot of a hotel in California. I also know that Yvonne has another brother named James who was in jail in California and her mother, Jean also lives in California. Now...if Yvonne was this loving family member who wanted to spend time with her family at Christmas, then she would not be driving around in a Hummer in Vancouver, BC under false pretenses. She would have been in California with her mother, mourning the loss of her brother on the anniversary of his death...Dec. 23. Now, who knows, but the only thing that makes sense to me is this: Yvonne was in Canada looking for a friend to possibly take back to Las Vegas with her. What if Yvonne is a recruiter? What if she was looking for a lonely young woman, wandering the streets of Vancouver, BC at Christmastime. This is the time of year that people are home with their families, if they have one...and if they do, if it is a loving family. If not, they will be wandering the streets, looking for a friend to care about them. VOILA...there is a wonderful new friend. Young, pretty, rich...talking about the wonders of SIN CITY. Then the next thing you know, another innocent young woman loses that innocence and her family loses her. NOW, keep in mind, this is all my opinion. The opinion of a mother of a missing woman...missing for nearly 2 years. I have had many, many different scenerios go through my head, but when I heard about Yvonne's being deported and the charges against her and the ones that have been dropped, it just would not leave my head.

http://www.nowpublic.org/crime/mom-missing-daughter-wants-speak-deported-woman#comments




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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007, 02:13:12 PM »
Reward for missing woman raised
Missing woman's father puts house up as equity
By CARY CASTAGNA, SUN MEDIA
The Edmonton Sun   

 
It's not nearly as heartwarming as having her missing daughter home for the holidays, but Glendene Grant calls it a "wonderful Christmas present."
The reward for information leading to Jessie Foster's whereabouts has been raised from $10,000 to $50,000, Grant told Sun Media yesterday.
The extra $40,000 is being put up by Foster's father, Dwight Foster, and will be offered through Crime Stoppers.
"This is such a wonderful Christmas present to Jessie from her daddy," Grant said from her Kamloops, B.C., home, explaining her former common-law husband's plan to shore up the funds through equity on his Calgary home and other assets.
"It's quite a jump. If need be, it'll go up even higher."
Foster, an Alberta woman missing since March 2006, is believed to be the victim of a human-trafficking ring that landed her in Las Vegas's seedy underbelly.
Once a straight-A student, Foster travelled twice to the U.S. in the spring of 2005 with a man she met at a reggae party who promised to pay the way.
She wound up meeting another man a short time later and by June was already working as a prostitute in Sin City.
Foster, who has several relatives in Edmonton, returned north of the border later that fall to visit her parents.
But on the morning of Dec. 25, 2005, Foster - then 21 years old - said she needed a ride to the airport because she had to go back to Vegas immediately, Grant recalled.
That Christmas was the last time she saw her daughter.
"This time of year is especially tough," she added.
Grant, who believes her 23-year-old daughter is still alive, has no doubt that she'll eventually find her.
The heartbroken mom is hopeful that the $50,000 reward will help loosen someone's lips.
"I sure hope so. Money talks," she said. "The more we offer, the more likely someone's going to come forward.
"It's really hard. I don't know what to think anymore. I don't know where else to turn."
Dwight Foster couldn't be reached for comment yesterday on the beefed-up reward.
Meanwhile, as Sun Media reported yesterday, Grant is trying to contact Yvonne Hubrechtsen, a friend of Foster's who was in Vancouver prior to being arrested and deported back to the U.S. on Wednesday.
Hubrechtsen, 22, was taken into custody on a Canada Border Services warrant for not revealing her criminal record when she entered Canada, according to media reports.
Grant believes Hubrechtsen was part of the group of acquaintances that lured Foster to Vegas with promises of a lavish lifestyle and may have information on her disappearance.
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Foster's parents learned she was missing in April but only found out about their daughter's escort agency employment after they hired private investigator Mike Kirkman. The parents, who live in Canada, say their daughter was swept off her feet and out of the country by a man who wooed her, then paid her way to New York City, Key West and finally Las Vegas. For a 21-year-old woman of modest means, the vacationing, the posh restaurants, the yachts and the clothes were hypnotic - a lavish facade against which Foster's father, Dwight, said she had no defense: "I think she was recruited. No girl grows up thinking, 'I am going to be a ho.' They get served up as queens. They put her in expensive hotels, showed her the world, dancing and swimming in the Caribbean Sea - this is the life they are shown. It's a recruitment, then they get shown the true lifestyle." Jessie Foster broke off from her traveling companion in Las Vegas in May 2005 and started dating Peter Todd, living with him in his North Las Vegas home. Todd is the last person known to have seen Foster alive. He told police he left home early on April 3, returning in a few hours only to find that Foster had packed up and left; everything she had at the house was gone. The police interviewed Todd twice. With no signs of foul play, it remains an open missing-persons case but is on the back burner, said North Las Vegas police spokesman Sean Walker. "(Detectives) will follow up on any leads that they get, but are they out walking the streets? No. That would not be productive," Walker said. "We have to work with different rules than private investigators. We have to deal in probable cause, and until we have that, this is going to be a missing-adult case." Dwight Foster and Kirkman don't buy that, and said that Peter Todd knows more than he has said. Todd told Kirkman and Foster's parents that he knows nothing of the girl's disappearance. In questioning, Todd told police he knew his girlfriend worked as an escort, but wouldn't confirm that to her parents. In April, two weeks after Foster's mother filled out a missing person's report, Todd told the Sun that he had made the mistake of falling in with the wrong girl. "It's spooky as hell, and it makes me kind of nervous," Todd said. "With all the friggin' women in Las Vegas that I've hooked up with, I never ran into no kind of (stuff) like this before." Todd did not return a reporter's phone calls last week, and his home is for sale. Before she disappeared, Foster told her family she was going to marry Todd. Last Christmas she visited them in Canada and, while she was there, Todd called 15 or 20 times a day, her father said. On occasion, Dwight Foster said, he would intercept 3 a.m. phone calls and beg Todd not to call so late during the work week. "I would pick up the phone, and he would sit there in total silence. He wouldn't even speak to me," Foster said. "That's when I started to get the feeling that this guy is creepy. He said nothing. Nothing. He sat there and listened to me." Jessie Foster assured her concerned parents they just didn't understand her relationship with Todd. That relationship has been the subject of some speculation. Private eye Kirkman said Todd had no discernible source of income and was much more than Foster's boyfriend. Todd's estranged wife is also a convicted prostitute and it is believed that, like Jessie Foster, she is Canadian. In April, Todd said that he fixes junk cars to race and sell. "I have no idea where she is," he told the Sun, "and I told police that." Kirkman said he believes Foster was planning to leave Todd. Her co-workers at the escort service told the investigator they had seen Foster bruised and beaten. Privately, Kirkman discovered, Foster had opened a savings account in Canada and filled it with more than $10,000. The money sits untouched. Jessie Foster is dead, Kirkman warned the family. "You have to start making some mental adjustments," he said this week. "It's a big desert."   :'(


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Re: Jessie Foster
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 07:55:32 AM »
There is still no word on the DNA tests yet, but we are patiently waiting for any word. But, in the meantime, I got a call from the Montel Williams show today. They are sending a videographer to my home next week to get footage for the update show in early March (I think the 8th, but that is not for sure). At least Jessie's case will get more coverage from this. I will let you all know when I find out when the show will air. Glendene.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 08:09:39 AM »
I just got a call from Sonia from the Montel show today. The videographer doing their interview for the update show will be at my place tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. I can't believe I waited all this time and then they call and say tomorrow! But who cares...the sooner the better. The more exposure on Jessie's case the better. Someday someone will see something and that will lead us to our Jessie.
Can you believe it is almost 2 years since Jessie went missing? Sometimes it feels like 2 weeks and other times it feels like 2 lifetimes. I guess you have all figured out that I will NEVER, EVER give up on the search for Jessie. I will not stop. I will get as many people looking for Jessie as I can and one day she will be found. In the meantime, thank God for the media's help to get the word about Jessie's disappearance & her pictures. Someone will recognize her when they see that beautiful face.
March 29, 2006...the worse day of my life. The worse 2 months of my life has been the waiting for this Jane Doe / DNA sample to be tested and either confirmed or not that she is Jessie. Luckily for my heart and head, I still believe Jessie is alive and it will take DNA to prove anything else to me and all of Jessie's family & friends. Nothing less. Thank God for Lindsay Marie Harris' family that her DNA has already confirmed Jane Doe is NOT Lindsay...THANK GOD. Now we pray for the same good news.
Everyone, thank you for your outstanding support in our search. Your undying love. Your continuous prayers. Without that we would not be nearly as strong as we throughout this ordeal (and do not let our strength fool you, this is the worse ordeal, torture, pain anyone can ever live through...but we have to). Also thank you to everyone for your wonderful wishes, cards & gifts for baby Maddison. Jennee is such a good mommy...we are so proud of her and thankful for them bringing Maddie into our lives. She is exactly what God & the Doctor ordered for our family.
With all sincerity, love Glendene.
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Re: Jessie Foster
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2008, 12:35:53 AM »
Good for you. I hope this helps leads to something.

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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 06:14:21 PM »
I hope they find her .. She is such a pretty girl too, its so sad.

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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2008, 02:05:07 PM »

I did find a site missing persons in North America and it has photos and explanation of Jessie and when she was last seen.
I also at this time found another person from Canada which is not on this site and I added it to the BC page.  Derek Kelly, he went missing in Langley, BC on Dec. 30, 2007. It sounds suspicious also, his disappearance.  I have not seen anything on here of it and am wondering if anyone does know of this case and if there are any new developments. There are an awful lot of people missing, some are runaways and some just disappeared without a trace.   ??? ??? ???

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Re: Jessie Foster
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 04:49:56 PM »
Carol-Lynn, are there any updates about your daughter?  What a sad and tragic story, My heart goes out to you and your family.

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 05:12:03 PM »

Hi scots,

I think Carol-Lynn posted that story but Jessie is not her daughter, She is the daughter of Glendene Grant who is mentioned in the first post.

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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 08:55:29 AM »
Thanks debbiec.  Does anyone else know if there is more information since 2008?

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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 10:18:50 AM »
Jessie is still missing scots.



'I will never give up on Jessie': Mother's vows to keep searching as sketch is released of what daughter might look like six years after she went missing
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2120878/I-Jessie-Mothers-vows-searching-sketch-released-daughter-look-like-years-went-missing.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Then and now: Jessie Foster went missing aged 21 in 2006. A sketch (right) has been release by her mother of what she would likely look like now

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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2013, 11:40:50 PM »
How very sad. The so-called millionaire fiancee should be watched very closely by the authorities and be accountable for Jessie's disappearance.

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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2014, 11:34:03 AM »
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/feb/21/after-eight-years-hope-remains-alive-even-if-missi/

Long article at link. Jessie is still missing, however alot of search work is still being done.